Farmer Bailey Hale teaches how to grow the most popular fall-planted cut flower crops from plugs in this one-hour talk, originally broadcast on Instagram Live on June 21, 2023.
Harvest spring blooms earlier by fall-planting plugs of Campanula, Delphinium, Digitalis (aka foxglove), Snapdragons, Stock, Trachelium, Feverfew, Yarrow, Ammi, Godetia, Bupleurum, Rudbeckia, Strawflower and many more.
Planting certain cut flower crops in the cool and short days of the year tells the plant to put its energy into developing leaves, and more importantly, a strong root system, rather than flowering. Establishing in the autumn allows the plant to leap into action once spring arrives, delivering an earlier harvest of cut flowers. Many annuals, biennials, and perennials benefit from fall planting.
Learn more about how plugs can improve your stem quality and quantity as well as save valuable space and time, as opposed to starting from seed.
It's Five O'Clock Somewhere with Farmer Bailey is an educational video series for flower farmers that broadcasts Live on Instagram every second and fourth Wednesday of the month at Noon ET / 9am PT / 5pm GMT. Watch the entire series on our YouTube Channel and let us know what other topics you'd like Bailey and expert guests to dig in to!